October 2013
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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at the University of Delaware (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:13:57 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoc opportunity: research in mangrove forest

We are recruiting for a new (post-doctoral) position focused on controls
of greenhouse gas fluxes (CH4, CO2, H2O) in a mangrove forest.

This project represents and exciting an innovative establishment of a
new eddy covariance site in Chiapas, Mexico (La Encrucijada Biosphere
Reserve). This study site is part of a network of intensive carbon
monitoring sites in Mexico to support implementation of REDD+ activities
and the regional eddy covariance network (MexFlux). The task will
involve installation of micrometeorological equipment, capacitation of
colleagues at the collaborating institutions for day-a-day instrument
maintenance, analysis of eddy covariance data, long-term (i.e., >10
years) information about mangrove productivity, and reporting findings
in scientific publications.

The candidate will work with collaborative and interdisciplinary teams
of researchers from several institutions in the USA (i.e., University of
Delaware and US Forest Service) and Mexico (e.g., CONAFOR, ECOSUR,
CONANP, CONABIO). It is expected that the candidate is involved in
installing the instrumentation and collaborating with colleagues from
ECOSUR in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. The majority of the time will be
at the University of Delaware, USA for data processing and analysis.

Minimum Qualifications
- Ph.D in a relevant ecological, environmental or engineering science
- Experience using the eddy covariance technique is essential
- Experience with computer programming, and analysis of large datasets.
- Strong publication record in the peer-reviewed literature
- Be able to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary
research team.
- Ability to communicate in Spanish or willingness to learn Spanish

Home institution
The position will be funded through the University of Delaware.
Outstanding UD benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance
plans; access to UD recreation and cultural activities; and more! UD
conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a
criminal background check, verification of academic credentials,
licenses, certifications, and work history.

Required content of the application
Applications and inquiries should be sent to Rodrigo Vargas
( <>) and Richard Birdsey
( <>). Applications should
include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) statement of motivation, and (3)
names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two

The position is available from January 1st and will remain open until
filled with review of applications and interviews starting on December
1st. The position is funded for 12 months with possibility for extension
up to 24 months pending on performance and availability of funds. Salary
follows UD standards and is adjusted for work experience.

Rodrigo Vargas
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
Mail: 152 Townsend Hall
Office: 146 Townsend Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

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